S&OP Simulation Experience with The Fresh Connection

This two-day workshop on Sales & Operations Planning using The Fresh Connection web-based business simulation tool to experience the principles in a real business environment is for anyone in cross functional teams. This is the ideal development opportunity for team members at various levels in an organization, from VP’s to Planners. Delegates will experience the importance of cross-functional collaboration and come to appreciate the challenges of other functional teams in their organization.


The S&OP Simulation Experience with The Fresh Connection will familiarize delegates with the importance of a robust S&OP process on the effectiveness and efficiency of an organization’s supply chain. The Fresh Connection provides an experiential learning platform where delegates will improve their supply chain and S&OP knowledge while transforming a struggling juice manufacturer into a financially successful business.


Topics Covered in this Workshop

Sample topics covered in the Workshop include:
  • Fundamentals of Sales and Operations Planning – S&OP planning inputs and outputs, understanding different S&OP grids, five step S&OP process, benefits of S&OP, aggregate planning with S&OP.
  • The fundamentals of S&OP will provide an opportunity for case studies and practical exercises.
  • In The Fresh Connection delegates will work together in teams with representatives for purchasing, operations, sales and supply chain. Each team will make tactical and strategic decisions to save their company, a real world fruit juice producer, from financial ruin.
Who Should Attend

S&OP is highly cross-functional and multi-level discipline within any organization. The workshop will be an ideal development opportunity for members at various levels in sales, production, operations, finance, marketing and planning.


Workshop Schedule
Course Description
 Starts / Ends  
 Early Registration
S&OP Simulation with The Fresh ConnectionMay 3-4, 2018 Thurs & Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

ASCM Los Angeles Training Facility 04/25/18 at 5:00 p.m. PST


Course registrations are limited to
25 attendees only per course.

Classes provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas with peers.  Classes are offered periodically throughout the year (see schedule above) or can be offered at a private setting by submitting an interest form here.
Course Fees
Take advantage of special discount rates for early registration:     
Course Description Early Registration Individual Late Registration Individual Early Registration Company Late Registration Company
ASCM Member* $ 495.00 $ 595.00 $ 445.00 $ 545.00
Non-Member* $ 595.00 $ 695.00 $ 545.00 $ 645.00
ASCMLA Student Chapter Member* $ 350.00 $ 450.00  N/A  N/A
Individual and Company course fees include course instruction by a qualified APICS Principles and The Fresh Connection Instructor and: 
  • Workshop Participant Guide
  • Admittance to one (1) designated Chapter Professional Development Meeting (PDM), provided the attendee pre-registers for the PDM before the early registration deadline. Course Attendees must register separately for each event and select the payment option “Current Course Attendee” option.
Company course fees apply per attendee for companies sending three or more attendees.  Registration and payment for a participant may be transferred to other company employees without cancellation penalty. 

Registration Process

Step 1. Register.   Must register by early registration deadline noted above for discounted early registration fees.
Step 2. Pay course fees and materials through PayPal.  Your PayPal receipt is your proof of registration. 


ASCM Los Angeles Training Facility 3121 Skypark Drive, Suite 232-2060 Torrance, CA 90505 
(213) 444-3102
Cancellation requests are submitted online and are subject to the following fees:
  • Before the early registration deadline: $35.00 processing fee
  • Before the First Day of Workshop: $100.00 processing fee
  • No refunds are issued on the day of workshop.  Attendee substitutions are accepted up to the First Day of workshop for Company course fees.